5 More Things To Do with Soap
Put your bars of soap to good use with these five new ways to use soap around the home.
Did you know that the earliest soap was made of ashes and different types of oil, and dates back to the Babylonians? We’ve come a long way since then, so try using a bar of soap for more than just washing your hands and put it to work around your home with these five fun new uses.
2. Lubricate Screws and Sawblades
A little lube with soap makes metal move through wood much more easily. Twist a screw into a bar of soap before driving it and rub some on your handsaw blade.
3. Remove a Broken Lightbulb
If a bulb breaks while still screwed in, don’t chance nicks and cuts trying to remove it. First, turn off the power. Insert the corner of a large, dry bar of soap into the socket. Give it a few turns and that base will unscrew.
5. Make a Pin Holder
Here’s an easy-to-make alternative to a pincushion. Wrap a bar of soap in fabric and tie the fabric in place with a ribbon. Stick in your pins. As a bonus, the soap lubricates the pins, making them easier to insert.
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